I think our sit down meal is approx £45 pp and the evening buffet is £12.50 pp, but we're from up north and things seem to be a lot cheaper round these parts!
What have you been quoted?
Ours is about £50pp for three courses and £10 for the evening. Again, I'm up north! x
for us it is around £30 for the dinner £17 drinks package and £12 for the evening buffet - need to find out about childrens menu but I will assume around £20! It is where they make the big bucks I think!!!
Ugh, too much! But its worth it. 3 courses plus wine, tea coffee and soft drinks and champagne for toasts and a drinks reception drink = £86.50. Evening food £16.95 Free extra drinks for guests during reception = £15 per head.
Kids under 6 eat free and children up to 12 are 1/2 price
The drinks packages were ridiculous at our venue for the amount of drinks we wanted to put on about £25 a head. We've ended up providing our own champagne for the reception drinks and toasts as it works out cheaper - £15 corkage and £16.50 for Lanson champagne which we bought when it was on offer recently. The venue wanted £45 for a bottle of house champagne (i.e. not very nice champagne!) so we're saving quite a bit. I think it's working out at about £1,900 for all of the wine and champagne for 100 guests which sounds expensive but it's still about £600 cheaper than it would have been if we'd gone for the venue's own champagne.
I'm up North to and paying £55.00ph for the sit down and £9.95ph for the evening and although we have 300 people invited we are only catering for 180 at night. Feeding people is so expensive, god help anyone that complains about the meal xx
We are paying £45 (ish - not made our final choices yet) for 3 courses, tea & coffee and petit fours. Our evening buffet is (I think) £9 per head, which is for roast pork rolls. Drinks packages are on top of that, and we're probably having the cheapest one, which is £27 per head with no option to pay corkage on our own wine either.
We are getting married in Surrey, so I don't think there's that much of a north v south divide. More of an expensive v super-expensive divide
Ours is very one sided, although i do count most of H2B's friends as mine now!
Ours is fairly evenly split during the day, though I do have a couple more. I think, when we come to do the evening list, though, it will be 90% my guests!
Wow, that is a lot! We're paying £14.50pp for 2 courses (£7.95 for kids), taking our own table wine for £5 a bottle corkage and paying £13.95pp for the buffet. I think it's worth asking if you can pay corkage rather than buy their drinks it's so much cheaper!
Ours is £45pp (depending on food choices), that includes drinks. We could upgrade the drinks package but as everyone else has said it is so expensive! Kids are free up to 3 years, then £15 up to 10 years. Evening is from £15pp (again depending on food choices). We are in Berkshire.
Our guest are evenly split although the majority of mine are family and his are friends. (although like MrsBeau2B I count his friends as mine!)
Do these prices include venue hire? They do sound pricey! But I went for a venue with free catering options on purpose, and avoided the whole breakfast thing as I didnt want to get ripped off! I'm having afternoon tea sit down at £16.50 per head, and hog roast buffet with med veg, 3 salads and breads and potatoes at £18.50ph in evening. However tricky to compare as I'm providing all alcohol (afternoon price includes waitresses serving drinks and glasses and ice, evening paying for staff to stay but reasonable hourly rate per staff), and thats before VAT and hire of some kitchen stuff as venue is quite basic in kitchen department (room with sockets!)
Yes mine is all inclusive as they don't charge a separate hire fee. It comes to around £2200 for all food and drinks including the corkage charges. The rest of our budget is being spent on clothes and decorations...We're in the South and that seems very reasonable for our area
Mine is min of £22 pp depending what menu choice you choose, children up to 4 are free, 5-13 are half the adult price. Evening is £10pp from ages 5 yrs and upwards x
Outside caterers are much cheaper than all the costs mentioned here.
For example when choosing a village hall/marquee over a Wedding venue.
There is no corkage charge so big savings on the wine/champagne.
For example our 3 course Dinner menus start from £17.95 and five course luxury Wedding Breakfasts from £20.95
Most outside caterers are family run businesses and do not charge VAT
Food and drink are our biggest costs.
Our food is costing £6 per head for 4 canapes, £49.50 a head for a 3 course wedding breakfast (with choice of steak, salmon or chicken for the main), and £15 a head for the evening buffet, and is coming in at about £4k (based on 52 covers for the day, and 75 for the evening).
I'm getting married at Redworth Hall the year after you and the food and drinks were killing our budget too, we managed to knock the drinks package down to I think its about £12 or £13 by taking out the bottle of wine on each table for the wedding breakfast, my guests will have a drink on arrival and for the toast but not a bottle of wine! We haggled with this though to try and get the prices down x